2004 stock windshield


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luckyme
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2004 stock windshield

Post by luckyme » Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:12 pm



How to restore,remove scratches,haze,etc.



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MikeB
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Re: 2004 stock windshield

Post by MikeB » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:46 pm

If it is a stock windshield, you probably can't do anything about it. From what I understand, it has a coating on it and it can not be rubbed out.

I bought an aftermarket shield when I had a damaged OEM shield.
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Re: 2004 stock windshield

Post by cihilb » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:28 am

MikeB wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:46 pm
If it is a stock windshield, you probably can't do anything about it. From what I understand, it has a coating on it and it can not be rubbed out.

I bought an aftermarket shield when I had a damaged OEM shield.

That's correct> is is a GE lexan windscreen with a hardcoat finish. Trying to rub out the scratched will result in removing the hard coat. that will result in shading of the shield.

The shields on the GenII, made by Mistubishi are not as good as the GE ones. Mine scratches very easily and has more small stone chips that the one on my 2004. both have the hardcoat bu the GE one must have been better.

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Re: 2004 stock windshield

Post by 823JIM » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:17 pm

MikeB wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:46 pm
If it is a stock windshield, you probably can't do anything about it. From what I understand, it has a coating on it and it can not be rubbed out.

I bought an aftermarket shield when I had a damaged OEM shield.

Well here is the windshield I went with for this year.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-W...3D371890263418

Anyway, I know I went really cheap, like $87 including shipping. And I know it is not Lexan, it's acrylic.
I had a Cee Bailey on my Kawasaki (also acrylic) and really liked it, so for the price I thought I would take a chance.
I have it on the bike, fit is good, but the slots were a little small had to file to get metal retainers to fit. Have rode about 500 miles with I so far and it is working good so far. Will update after more miles.


UPDATE: I have now run this windshield over 18,000 miles, it looks as good now as did when I installed it.

I have used hot water on micro fiber cloth to clean bugs, allow to dry and polish with NOVUS 1 with a clean micro fiber cloth. No scratches or mars, would not hesitate to buy another on of these. They are still available and you can't beat the price, can buy 3 of these for the price of 1 of some other brands.
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